At about 5pm on Tuesday, Greenwich Police, Greenwich Fire Dept, and GEMS were detailed to the 600 block of North St and advised that several workers were injured when a wall collapsed on them.
According to a statement from Lt. Gray of Greenwich Police, the accident took place at a remote section of a large property in the back country where 12 workers were attempting to lift a section of wall, 25 ft long and 15 ft tall constructed of 2″x8″ LCL manufactured lumber with 3/4″ plywood sheathing.
The wall was lifted approximately shoulder height when 2 of the workers went under the section of and the wall dropped. The section of wall was lifted off of the victims by the other crew members and a foreman with first aid training rendered medical assistance.
Upon arrival of the emergency services workers the construction crew created a impromptu ramp to assist in the rapid and stable extrication of their injured coworkers.
The injured workers were transported to Stamford Hospital where their current condition unknown however one of the workers suffered serious and potentially life threatening injuries. The scene has been turned over to the state of CT OSHA for follow up.
Greenwich Police have no information regarding the patients’ names, the name of the company that they work for or the owner of the property. This report will be updated when more information becomes available.